The Radius at the Banks project in Cincinnati switched to WrapShield SA Self-Adhered Water Resistive Vapor Permeable Air Barrier Membrane, citing the product’s versatility and ability to be installed in temperatures that were too cold for the originally specified fluid-applied barrier. The Radius at the Banks contractor noted WrapShield SA Self-Adhered worked in conjunction with the construction schedule because the product does not require special installation equipment, offered labor savings and there was no overspray in the windy, high-rise downtown conditions (because the product is self-adhered).
Located between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark in downtown Cincinnati, The Radius at the Banks project is a multi-stage development featuring retail, office space, hotel rooms, and residential space. The second of three phases is a 291 apartment mixed-use building that also features 20,000 sq ft of retail space. By switching to the versatile, labor and cost saving WrapShield SA, Phase II of The Banks aims to be completed by the end of 2015.
WrapShield SA Self-Adhered is applicable for all climates and weather conditions, and can be installed in temperatures as low as 20°F (-6° C)
VaproShims used under horizontal cladding attachment components create a small, effective ¼” rain screen cavity, allowing for unimpeded vertical drainage of moisture away from the building envelope.